Bringing Belarus back into line?
On April 3rd Russia and Belarus provisionally announced the resolution of their latest long-running energy dispute, signalling a reconciliation between neighbours who had fallen out over a range of issues during the past three years. Key details remain to be worked out, but the settlement ostensibly reached on Monday more or less freezes the status quo in the bilateral relationship by pledging continued subsidies for Belarus. This is an outcome Belarus longed for and Russia longed to change.
April 12, 2017 - Paul Hansbury